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UN launches practical guide to mobilizing action for disarmament

Actor and UN Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas poses with High School students, after presenting a book entitled "Action for Disarmament 10 Things You Can Do", Tuesday April 15, 2014, at the United Nations Headquarters, in New York City. Photo: Hayden Roger Celestin

Actor and UN Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas poses with High School students, after presenting a book entitled “Action for Disarmament 10 Things You Can Do”, Tuesday April 15, 2014, at the United Nations Headquarters, in New York City. Photo: Hayden Roger Celestin

News Americas, UNITED NATIONS, NY, Tues. April 15, 2014: United Nations Messenger of Peace and top Hollywood actor, Michael Douglas, today released his book, ‘Action for Disarmament: 10 Things You Can Do!,’ at UN Headquarters in New York.

Written for high school and early-college students, ‘Action for Disarmament,’ offers practical steps to help young people mobilize, act and promote the UN’s disarmament ideals throughout their schools, communities and beyond.

“This book is a call to action, to create a world where people of goodwill and instruments of peace prevail over weapons of war,” said Douglas, an Academy Award winning actor and producer, who launched the book at UN Headquarters in New York alongside High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane, and the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi.

Action for Disarmament: 10 Things You Can Do! helps teenagers and young adults to promote international peace and security by enabling them to enlighten the public on the importance of disarmament, Douglas said, adding: “This book is a tool for youth to get into action and become agents of social change.”

 

 

 

(L-R) Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane and UN Sectretary-General's Envoy, Ahmad Alhendawi, listens as, Actor and UN Messenger of Peace, Michael Douglas, 2nd from (L), answer a question during the "Action For Disarmament 10 Things You Can Do", book launch, on Tuesday April 15, 2014, at United Nations Headquarters, in New York City.  Photo: Hayden Roger Celestin

(L-R) Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane and UN Sectretary-General’s Envoy, Ahmad Alhendawi, listens as, Actor and UN Messenger of Peace, Michael Douglas, 2nd from (L), answer a question during the “Action For Disarmament 10 Things You Can Do”, book launch, on Tuesday April 15, 2014, at United Nations Headquarters, in New York City.
Photo: Hayden Roger Celestin